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Executive Chef

Posted February 11, 2021

Ventana Big Sur
Big Sur, CA

About This Job


At Hyatt, we believe our guests select Hyatt because of our caring and attentive colleagues who are focused on providing efficient service and meaningful experiences. As a member of the Hotel Leadership Committee, the Executive Chef is a highly visible role with exposure to Senior and Corporate leadership. This position reports to the hotel General Manager. 
The Executive Chef will be responsible for kitchen operations including menu planning, provisioning, food preparation, and sanitation. This position directs the training of culinary staff and other kitchen colleagues who engage in preparing and cooking foods to ensure an efficient and profitable food service.  The position demands creativity on a daily basis, excellent communication skills, and the ability to maintain the highest of culinary standards.  The Executive Chef works well under pressure, is organized, flexible, self-motivated and is willing to work long hours. 


Duties include: 
  • Experience training food prep colleagues
  • Ability to instill safety and sanitation habits in all colleagues
  • Teach colleagues the importance of consistency in preparation and presentation
  • Thorough knowledge of food handling and preparation techniques
  • Ensure that level of quality, portion control, and plate presentation is adhered to consistently
  • Coach and counsel colleagues to reflect Hyatt service standards and procedures


  • Demonstrated ability to effectively interact with people of diverse socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds
  • 6 years or more of progressive hotel Culinary experience (typically with Hyatt)
  • With opening hotels, previous hotel pre-opening experience preferred
  • Service oriented style with professional presentations skills
  • At least 4 years experience in a senior role in a culinary environment
  • Proven leadership skills
  • Must possess the following strengths: high energy, entrepreneurial spirit, motivational leader, proven track record in high volume property, effective communicator, effective in providing exceptional customer service and associate relations, and ability to improve the bottom line
  • Clear concise written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Must have excellent organizational, interpersonal and administrative skills
  • Maintain communications with Corporate Staff
  • Coach and counsel colleagues to reflect Hyatt Service Standards and Procedures

About this Employer

Ventana Big Sur

48123 California 1
Big Sur, CA 93920

(831) 667-2331

60 Room Hotel

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A Boutique Hotel in Big Sur, CA

Whether you come to explore, reconnect, or relax, the beauty and tranquility of our luxury boutique hotel in Big Sur will ensure that you will have a transformative experience.

Rediscover your sense of wonder.

Top Reasons to Stay


With weathered-cedar buildings, an on-site spa with Japanese hot baths, and daily California wine and cheese receptions, Ventana Inn & Spa is the epitome of rustic elegance.


Hike gorgeous redwood trails with professional guides or curl up in a hammock with a glass of wine and take in stunning views of the coast, canyons and mountains as deer and wild turkeys roam nearby.


When the fog rolls in over the ocean, you feel as if you are above the clouds. Give in to the magic and serenity and let your daily stresses just drift away.